Sunday, February 23, 2014
Posted by Radin87 at 11:48 AM
His Excellency the Yang Dipertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin bin Abang Barieng term will expired on February 28, 2014. The ended of the term was made during the last instrument of appointment from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia last year, which only extended the term for another year. On accounted in the last month of the Governor's services, His Excellency has made a tour all around the State of Sarawak during the Chinese New Year Celebration 2014.
Among of His Excellency last acts as the Head of State was bestowed the State Honorary Medal and awards. During the last investiture ceremony held on last February 13, 2014 was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Deputy Prime Minister received the State Order of Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Kenyalang Sarawak which carries the title of Datuk Patinggi.
The expiry date of the Yang Dipertua Negeri who is also on the same day as the resignation date of the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Pehin Sri Abdul Taib bin Mahmud had spark a series of speculations of whom shall be appointed as the next Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, or whether the Pehin Seri himself will be the next Yang Dipertua Negeri. The same event also occur in the past when Tun Abdul Rahman Yaakop who resigned as Chief Minister becoming the State's Governor and his nephew, Abdul Taib Mahmud inherited his position as the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
The State Constitution has stated that the position of the Yang Dipertua Negeri is appointed by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia after made consultation with the Chief Minister of Sarawak.